College Accommodation

Campion College accomodation buildings

Accommodation

Campion College’s student accommodation facilities are all on-site, located within the grounds of the College.

There are two kinds of student accommodation available at the College: residential dormitories and residential houses. Rooms in both kinds of accommodation are available to male and female residential students.

The male and female residential dormitories are entirely separate from one another, being situated on opposite sides of the College’s main building.

The male and female residential houses are also separate from one another, although in close proximity to one another.

Applying for Accommodation in 2019

Only students who have received a Letter of Offer and enrolled for 2019 may apply for College Accommodation.

Places are limited – apply for accommodation below.

Meals

Residential students are provided with catered meals for breakfast and dinner, which are served on campus every day. (There is no self-catering accommodation available.)

Lunch is not included in the College accommodation package, but is available for purchase from the Cafeteria on weekdays.

Location

Campion College is situated in Old Toongabbie, a suburb in the region of Parramatta, which boasts one of Australia’s original colonial settlements. Old Toongabbie is 5km north west of Parramatta, 30km west of Sydney, and 50km east of the Blue Mountains. The beautiful grounds and charming buildings of Campion College provide a peaceful and warm home for the residential students. With public transport providing easy access to the sights of Parramatta and Sydney, the College is a hidden treasure, nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The environment of the College is ideal for study, reflection and communal Christian living.

 

Other services

  • Laundry – coin-operated washing machines and dryers, irons and ironing boards
  • Wireless internet
  • Kitchenettes
  • Student Common Room
  • Storage facility
Types of Accommodation

College Dormitories

There are two wings of single-sex dormitory rooms in the main building of the College. All rooms are single bedrooms furnished with a bed, desk, and wardrobe. There are communal bathrooms located in the male and female wings.

College Houses

Campion College provides shared accommodation in single-sex housing. Depending on availability and demand, there are several types of rooms available: single, double, and triple. Some of these rooms have en suites. Each student has their own bed, desk and wardrobe.

Community Life and Pastoral Care

The College seeks to foster a safe, warm and friendly environment. Students describe Campion as a welcoming community — a family away from home.

Campion’s Student Wellbeing Team is a vital partner in the education process at Campion. The Team know the students personally and provide professional support services, assisting with issues related to accommodation, study techniques, time management, health, special needs, and pastoral care.

Referrals to nearby medical, dental and counselling services can all be organised within the College.

The College Chaplaincy team is also regularly available to assist students.

Campion College students of all year levels are housed in each type of accommodation. The integration of students from across year levels fosters personal growth and maturity, deepening of relationships, and development of Christian virtues. It also provides leadership opportunities for senior students.

Each College House and College Dormitory is assigned a Residential Tutor who is a senior student of the College. Their primary role is to assist with the personal formation of each student, and to ensure that the accommodation is safe, secure and harmonious.

Residential Tutors, who live on-site, serve as role models for the students in their care. They are available to assist the students with settling into college life, and provide support throughout the year. Apart from being a personal support to students, the Residential Tutors also help to plan and implement social activities for the residents.

All Residential Tutors meet regularly, and are under the direct supervision of the Senior Residential Tutor, who is a member of staff.

Rates and Payments
The rates for College Accommodation are kept as low as feasible, allowing as many students as possible to benefit from living on-site. The costs include accommodation, meals (breakfast and dinner), and essential services.

Students are required to bring their own bed sheets, pillows, blankets and/or doona. If this is not possible, blankets and sheets are available from the College for hire.

AccommodationType of RoomWeekly Rate
College DormitorySingle with communal bathroom$350
College HouseDouble room with ensuite$350

More accommodation may be available depending on demand.

Duration of Stay
First semester: 18 weeks (including Orientation Week, mid-semester break, study week and exam periods).
Second Semester: 17 weeks (including mid-semester break).

Please note: students are required to vacate their rooms for the break between Semester 1 and Semester 2; during which time they will not be charged for accommodation. Should any student wish to stay on campus during this time (or other times outside of the Academic Year), they may apply in writing, and will be charged a daily rate (food not included).

Payments
Students are required to pay a $700 bond for a room to be allocated to them. This bond will be refunded when students permanently leave College accommodation. Any debts owing or expenses for damage to College property will be deducted from the bond.

Students who are offered and accept a place in College accommodation are required to commit on a per semester basis. This means that students are liable to pay residential fees for the full semester. If students decide not to live on campus in the following semester, the College should be informed in writing by the end of the previous semester, or at least 4 weeks before the semester begins.

Fees for accommodation are normally payable on a monthly basis (on the 15th of each month).

The Financial Guarantee form needs to be completed for all residential students. If a student fails to make a payment/payments, their financial Guarantor will be required to pay the outstanding fees.

Discounts
Students can reduce accommodation rates in two ways:

  • The College offers a $15 per week discount for an upfront full payment for the whole semester.
  • A $10 per week discount for on time monthly payments.